the softer side

I’m not going to lie and say I didn’t feel a bit out of element for myself today and a little Susie Homemaker in my pretty patterned dress. There was a little prance to my step, but also a ton of “what the &%&$*” and “oh shit”‘s Grant writing turns me into a hot, disorganized mess who swears like a sailor.
I decided to throw my hair up after work and I started grabbing random domestic items around my apartment to play up my housewife persona for these photos. Today has been such a crap day and of course me and probably other fashion bloggers think “Oh I just need to go home and take some self portraits. That’s just what I need.” rather than “I need a drink.” It actually worked. While some people may sketch or paint to relieve stress, I paint my face up and set up the tripod and weee, instant stress reliever. I realized I inadvertently channeled Miss Pandora
[dress by kimchi blue, purple heels by bcbg, glasses from urban outfitters, accessories, I mean appliances from various chain stores]

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  • caffeinerd
    April 22, 2010 at 3:05 am

    This dress is fabulous—love the neckline and floral print! Definitely looks different from the looks usually shown on your blog, but I think you can rock this as well. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • caffeinerd
    April 22, 2010 at 3:06 am

    Or I guess the print isn't floraL…but I love it anyway. Especially with your nails!

  • Dip-tea
    April 22, 2010 at 3:07 am

    The dress is gorgeous. Love the blue. And you and the Keurig look like a very happy couple! ๐Ÿ˜›

  • lumikha
    April 22, 2010 at 3:12 am

    i love your hair! heehee!

  • Jessica
    April 22, 2010 at 3:31 am

    love this outfit! you look beautiful.

  • Sydney
    April 22, 2010 at 3:38 am

    I love these pictures, they're so fun! The dress is beautiful.

  • Theresa
    April 22, 2010 at 3:43 am

    You look so cute! Honestly, I didn't recognize you when I saw that second picture. You look fantastic in your regular style and this! Definitely shows your ability to be versatile. :]

  • princesspolitico
    April 22, 2010 at 3:50 am

    glorious photos! how very lucille ball of you ๐Ÿ™‚


  • alamocitystyle
    April 22, 2010 at 4:15 am

    this is the cutest post ever!

  • Meghan
    April 22, 2010 at 4:17 am

    I didn't even recognize you at first with your hair up, but I like it!

  • Gracie
    April 22, 2010 at 4:20 am

    Great shots, love them. I want your hhaaaaiiirrr!

  • Jessica
    April 22, 2010 at 4:24 am

    This post is adorable! So glad you cheered yourself up. You look so lovely.

  • Little Ocean Annie
    April 22, 2010 at 4:35 am

    oooh, I like the softer side! Light colors are awesome on you, and I love your hair pulled up!

  • upatreecupatea
    April 22, 2010 at 4:42 am

    love these photos and that dress! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Morgan and Lua
    April 22, 2010 at 4:53 am

    So cute. Sometimes it's nice to step outside of your comfort zone and try different things. It can be really freeing!

  • Dini
    April 22, 2010 at 9:35 am

    Awesome pics!

  • girlnextdoorfashion
    April 22, 2010 at 9:38 am

    you look fabulous!!
    and I totally know what you mean. While I've been home from uni i've been trying to take my photos in the morning so I don't have to faff around when I get in and can no longer be bothered!!
    outfit posts take sooo much time and effort but I do love them. I'm going to miss them during my exams though- I know I just won't have time :[[[



  • Hannah
    April 22, 2010 at 10:28 am

    Haha, that picture of you with the coffee maker is hysterical. You look lovely in your glasses and house-wifey dress.
    But I really think the coffee-maker makes the shoot.

  • Gracey Loo, Money Smart Fashion
    April 22, 2010 at 10:43 am

    haha, i love this post! you look the part. except 10 times better.

  • Tieka, Selective Potential
    April 22, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    I LOVEEEE these photos SO much!! Ahaha, you look so freaking cute I want to die.

  • Kristy
    April 22, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    oh my god so cute!!!! love your hair up like that ๐Ÿ™‚ my favorite photo has got to be the first one! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Emily Kennedy
    April 22, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    WOW! This is not the black and gray wearing Blonde Bedhead I am used to seeing. What fun to change it up like this!

  • crowdedcloset
    April 22, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    AHHHHH. UR KEURIG CAME!!! SO. excited. FOR. You!

    And, You look like a HOT house wife. Love how you threw in the glasses for something different.

    LOVE THESEEEE. xo, Kim

  • Melanie
    April 22, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    Wow, that dress is so pretty! And I love your heels.

  • Nadia Kamballa
    April 22, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    whoaa.. what a cute dress! love your nail polish too..

  • Fifth Sparrow
    April 22, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    These photos are awesome, I love your "accessories"! I have this dress and would definitely agree that it makes me feel a whole lot sweeter than I actually am when I wear it! You look gorgeous in it! xx

  • Mish Dish
    April 22, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    I love the nail color. Is that the new limited edition color from Chanel? xo Mish

  • SarahAnn
    April 22, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    I love your hair piled on top of your head like that!

  • Camilla
    April 22, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    Your dress is so pretty


  • Clare
    April 22, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    These pictures are so adorable, Andrea! The updo is fantastic, and I love how the chunky nerdy glasses keep this sweeter outfit a bit funkier and still very you.

  • Maggie โ˜ฎ
    April 22, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    absolutely fanta-bulous lol i love playing house wife my friends always make fun of me but they like to play along too lol

  • Second Skin
    April 22, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    Umm, you look unbelievably hot in these photos! Wow lady! Jaw dropping!

  • The Jazzy Belle
    April 22, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    very cute dress! Love the colors!

  • Bird
    April 23, 2010 at 1:17 am

    oooooooo cute cute… very 50s? so pretty!

  • Caroline
    April 23, 2010 at 8:44 am

    carrie? carrie bradshaw??

  • Becca Jane
    April 23, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    This dress is so pretty! And great photos, you look lovely and so happy!

  • Jenni
    April 24, 2010 at 1:41 am

    i adore this dress.

  • crystorama lighting
    April 24, 2010 at 1:59 am

    What a great dress! I wish I looked that good in a dress like that.

  • June Paski
    April 24, 2010 at 8:50 am

    love this dress, you look stunning!


  • Danielle
    April 24, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    Purple and blue are so pretty together!

  • Trishna
    April 24, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    LOL a very genius shoot indeed. The dress is exceptionally beautiful though.


  • Bardot in Blue
    April 26, 2010 at 10:54 am

    love your blog! just found it…you are so cute and have amazing style!

    xoxo your new fan in Paris

  • Taylor
    April 26, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    totally darling!

  • .sabo skirt.
    May 4, 2010 at 9:46 am

    we love your blog!

    we just started our own fashion blog, take a look if you like =)


  • katelyn
    November 15, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    That one pic of you looks like a classic pin up! So cute!